Boukhobza, Chochana
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Chochana Boukhobza is a French novelist born in Tunisia. Much of her work draws on the personal experience of exile and of living in-between cultures, nationalities, and memories. With echoes of the postcolonial Sephardic trajectory, her writing also brings together Ashkenazi and Sephardi characters and histories, as well as Arab and French.

Born in Sfax, Tunisia, in 1959, speaking Arabic and Hebrew as a child, Chochana Boukhobza immigrated to France in 1964 with her family and most of the Tunisian Jewish community. At seventeen she moved to Israel to study mathematics and physics…

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Nina Lichtenstein, “Boukhobza, Chochana”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 11 December 2018
First published online: 2010

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